Pontiac Firebird 1967-2002 - Steering wheel volume controls..
10-20-2007, 05:38 PM
My buttons looks pretty crappy on my steering wheel. And the lights are out. First, I want to replace the buttons, and have had no luck finding any online. If I find some replacements, will the lights behind the button be fixed also or is that another piece behind it?
Anyone have a part number for both sides? Also I think the black buttons from a Camaro would look cool, I guess those fit right up, correct?
10-20-2007, 07:46 PM
what year and color I have a near perfect wheel gray and has airbag
10-21-2007, 01:18 AM
It's a 97 (in sig). It's the gray interior. I do not need an entire steering wheel, can the buttons be replaced without replacing the entire steering wheel?
Yup, I just bought a pair off of ebay for about $60. If you buy them from the dealership expect to pay close to $200 or more for them. Other Pontiac vehicles use the same switches, so you can buy Grand Am or Grand Prick switches and they will work on your T/A.
Wait, yours is a '97. I wonder if the '98+ buttons will work on yours...
10-21-2007, 03:30 PM
I read somewhere that there were a couple changes they made to the controls, in a couple years. Not sure what years they were. I dont think there would be a problem with 98+ unless they changed them after. I could never find any off ebay, was it an ebay store or a private seller you bought from?
10-21-2007, 07:20 PM
pull them out and open them up
Its an easy install with a soldering iron and you can get the same bulb from Radioshack
I paid 3 dollars for the new bulb, spent about 2 hours total installing the new bulb on that little circuit board
10-21-2007, 11:04 PM
They just pop right out?
I still want to find some new ones because mine look like ass.
10-22-2007, 09:45 AM
Yeah, they pull straight out, they are just friction fit in the steering wheel. But....there is a connector on the back....just like the audio connector on a computer CD/DVD drive.....and the wires aren't very long. It's alot of fun trying to disconnect that thing, and then reconnect it. I managed to do it on my 97 (replaced my worn steering wheel buttons with nice ones from my 97 Trans Sport, they were the same). But if I had to do it again, I'd take the airbag off (couple screws on the back of the wheel) the steering wheel to access the wiring better.
10-23-2007, 03:18 PM
yea its not hard to do
just takes some patience and some good soldering skills
the hardest part is getting the bulb back on the circuit board and putting the connector back on the assembly
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